The Peacock Butterfly occurs throughout the British Isles except the far north, and throughout most of Europe, and is one of the most beautiful butterflies to be seen in Britain where it is common and widespread butterflies. In Britain, many adults survive for more than one year, spending the winter in hibernation, reappearing the following spring. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle.
Photographed with a hand-held Nikkormat Ftn camera with 50mm Nikkor lens and extension tube, twin manual flash on home-made bracket, at 1/125th sec and f16, on Kodachrome 25 film processed normally. No filters used.
Hampshire, England, July.
Notes: Manual flash